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Foundations of Real Estate Management Course
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Foundations of Real Estate Management

Foundations of Real Estate Management is a soup-to-nuts, 6-module, 28-hour entry-level course, covering the fundamentals of commercial real estate administration, management, building systems, accounting and reporting, contract management and more taught in person by a seasoned professional. 

Mark your calendar and stay tuned for information on how to register!

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Each class will be at various building locations around Houston to diversify your knowledge and align the course material to provide real-time educational opportunities!

Course Instructor will be Tom Easley 

Program Curriculum

Module 1: Real Estate Administration

  • Roles and responsibilities of a property manager
  • Adding value to a real estate investment
  • Strategies for tenant satisfaction
  • Contracting with vendors and suppliers and managing supplier agreements
  • Property characteristics and leasing and marketing strategies
  • Managing risk and understanding commercial insurance coverages
  • Property Tour: the property management office

Module 2: The Well-Versed Real Estate Manager
  • Developing effective emergency and disaster preparedness plans and programs
  • Managing tenant improvements
  • Budgeting, accounting, and business plan development
  • Models for recovering operating expenses
  • Due diligence process for buying and selling real estate
  • Understanding OSHA safety requirements
  • Understanding indoor air quality issues and EPA requirements
  • Property Tour: engineering office and non-office occupancies

Module 3: Building Operations I
  • How HVAC and plumbing systems work
  • How electricity flows through a building and the various levels of power
  • Work order
  • Property Tour: HVAC, domestic water, fire alarm, fire sprinkler, main electric room

Module 4: Building Operations II
  • Types and operations of fire alarm and control systems
  • Reactive vs. preventive vs. predictive maintenance of building facilities and systems
  • Elevator and escalator systems and operations
  • Roofing systems—built-up, modified bitumen, single-ply
  • Managing solid waste and recycling
  • Managing cleaning services and contracts
  • Property Tour: elevators/escalators, roof systems, solid waste/recycling, janitorial inspection

Module 5: Putting it All Together
  • Successful approaches to pest management
  • Types of parking structures and parking management
  • Assuring secure and safe buildings
  • Understanding and managing landscaping tasks and snow removal
  • Learn about BOMA and meet BOMA leaders
  • Learning assessment group exercise
  • Property Tour: parking, security, pest control, landscaping


Module 6: Other Property Types

  • Industrial Properties
  • Retail Properties
  • Mixed-Use Properties
  • Medical Office Buildings
  • Special Considerations: Exploring Differences Between Managing Office Buildings and Other Property Types



Members - $720

Non-members - $920

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